We are an energy club in the Dyfi Valley. We take advantage of the hydro power generated in the local area to save money from our electricity bills and support local green electricity generation. Our generator is Esgairweddan, a 60kW hydro scheme on a farm in Pennal.
The club is now live. You can view the club dashboard at https://dashboard.energylocal.org.uk/machynlleth?lang=en . We currently cannot accept new members until further notice but if you are interested in joining please express your interest and we will let you know when that changes.
UPDATE APRIL 2023
From September 2022 - March 2023 the club was been unable to use electricity from the hydro scheme due to the high prices in the electricity market. This changed from 1st April 2023.
On 1st April 2023 the hydro came back on line, and the time of use tariff was increased. Prices (exclusive of VAT) are now as follows:
Period Time of Use Tariff Hydro Match price
Night 8pm -7am 26.4 p/kWh (27.72 p/kWh inc VAT) 22.0 p/kWh (23.1 p/kWh inc VAT)
Day 7am - 4pm 30.2 p/kWh (31.71 p/kWh inc VAT) 22.0 p/kWh (23.1 p/kWh inc VAT)
Peak 4pm - 8pm 44.3 p/kWh (46.52 p/kWh inc VAT) 26.0 p/kWh (27.3 p/kWh inc VAT)
These prices are fixed for 1 year until the end of March 2024.
Unfortunately we are unable to take new members until further notice
These are the latest initial charge rates which include the government energy cap which may apply to those in Octopus waiting to join the club:
Unit rate 35.98p/kWh
Standing charge 46.95p/day
Club Contact Details
These charges apply once you are on the Energy Local tariff.
Time of Use Tariff
Initial Electricity Charges
The Flat Tariff applies for an initial period until your smart meter has been installed and your premises has been added to the Club (typically two months).